Review Category : Arts

Fourth Annual Search Party: Davis, Sponsored by the ASUCD Entertainment Council, KDVS 90.3 FM and The California Aggie

Student musicians, the spotlights are searching for you! It's time for the annual campus media sponsored Search Party talent show. Co-sponsored by KDVS 90.3 FM, The California Aggie and the ASUCD Entertainment Council, Search Party gives UC Davis' budding musicians the opportunity to perform to the campus community. Submissions will be due by 4 p.m. on Apr. 24 to the office of KDVS 90.3 FM, located at 14 Lower Freeborn Hall.

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Thai Iced Folk

Finding a triple whammy consisting of food, drinks and live music in Davis has always proved to be a challenge. Luckily, Sophia's Thai Kitchen, located at 129 E St., has taken a stab at solving this problem.

The cozy downtown venue kicks off their spring and summer music season tonight with The West Nile Ramblers and Pokey LaFarge at 10 p.m.

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Living Legends

Today, 7:30 p.m., free

Sacramento State University Union Ballroom

NorCal has its share of hip-hop collectives, but holding it down for Los Angeles is eight-piece group Living Legends, whose minimal beats and heavy rhymes recall that of Hieroglyphics, sans the Bay Area grittiness.

 

The Inversions, James Rabbit, Color of Love, Antarctica Takes It!

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Variations on a Theme

The other day I logged onto Facebook and read: "Susan Boyle: 3 of your friends are fans."

I squinted at the picture next to the notification: A middle-aged woman with bushy eyebrows, frizzy curly hair and a microphone in hand. Nothing to write home about, right?

Evidently not.

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KDVS 90.3 FM’s annual week long fundraiser underway

This isn't your run-of-the-mill pledge marathon. There's no suave host coaxing the home viewers to dial in and save endangered forest critters or afternoon nature shows and documentaries - only noncommercial, diverse, freeform radio.

Campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM is currently in the middle of their annual fundraiser, which started on Monday and runs until Sunday. All proceeds go toward making up two-thirds of their expenditures for the entire year.

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Students celebrate Asian Pacific Culture Week

Apr. 20 kicked off Asian Pacific Culture Week (APCW), presented by the Student Programs & Activities Center, ASUCD, Office of Campus & Community Relations and Student Affairs.

The week's events include stress workshops, a cooking class, an open mic night, dance performances and a retreat focused on the sociopolitical issues that the Asian Pacific Islander community faces.

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Films with a feminist edge

It's no secret that filmmakers possess the unique ability to provide lasting memories using vivid images and exciting mediums; films just seem to stay with you.

The fourth annual Davis Feminist Film Festival will showcase a spread of very diverse film styles, voices, viewpoints and talent. The festival kicks off tonight at 8 and will continue tomorrow. It takes place at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre on 14th and E streets.

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Fourth Annual Search Party: Davis, Sponsored by the ASUCD Entertainment Council, KDVS 90.3 FM and The California Aggie

Student musicians, the spotlights are searching for you! It's time for the annual campus media sponsored Search Party talent show. Co-sponsored by KDVS 90.3 FM, The California Aggie and the ASUCD Entertainment Council, Search Party gives UC Davis' budding musicians the opportunity to perform to the campus community. Submissions will be due by 4 p.m. on Apr. 23 to the office of KDVS 90.3 FM, located at 14 Lower Freeborn Hall.

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Sunshine Cleaning highlights young talent

It's almost too easy to draw comparisons between Sunshine Cleaning and recent entries to the newly minted category of, for lack of an official name, "quirky indie films." They all have in common a quiet, quaint sense of humor that sets them apart from boisterous big-budget comedies. Sunshine Cleaning, directed by New Zealand-born Christine Jeffs, follows in this vein in its own way.

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X marks the spot

At the beginning of April, Hugh Jackman made an online announcement on YouTube of a contest that would get the world premiere of his upcoming movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the city with most votes.

Voting continues until Friday. To vote for Davis, go to x-menorigins.com/premiere and put in the 95616 area code.

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5 Questions with Yiyun Li

Editor's Note: This week's "Five Questions" is with author and UC Davis English professor Yiyun Li, whose first novel The Vagrants was released in February.

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Sholi, Odawas, Garrett Pierce

Today, 8 p.m., $6

Luigi's Fun Garden in Sacramento

It's a trifecta of excellent artists at tonight's show, which is presented by Cool As Folk. And there's a little something for everyone - a bit of catchy art-rock from Sholi, a touch of ethereal minimalist psychedelic from Berkeley duo Odawas and some quality folk from Garrett Pierce. For a preview of Pierce's newest album All Masks, check out page 4!

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